While discussing all the details of your wedding when you first get engaged is exciting, when your big day is fast approaching, the last thing you want to do is answer questions about room blocks, travel details or the dress code. How can you encourage your guests to reach out to, well, pretty much anyone but you? Our experts have a few ideas.
In the days leading up to your wedding, you should be focused on relaxing and getting excited for your big day, not worrying about whether someone's flight is delayed or giving out restaurant recommendations. The first thing you should do is spread the word amongst your family. Make sure your mom, maid of honor, or wedding planner knows all the important information and has a copy of the timeline, then have them answer questions before they get to you. You could also have your planner send an email to your wedding party letting them know that last-minute questions should go to her or him (and they'll probably send a similar email to all of your vendors).
What about when it comes to guests? Include important phone numbers in your welcome note, whether it's your planner's cell or the office number of your venue's event manager. If the wedding is taking place in your hometown, add your mom or dad's number, too, so guests can reach out to them with questions about the area.
While you shouldn't have everyone's phone numbers advertised throughout your entire engagement, add the contact information to your wedding website a few weeks before your wedding date. Add the phone number for the hotel's front desk and a number where guests can contact your ceremony and/or reception venue for directions so it's all easy to find.
And if you do get calls? Give someone else the phone! Let your maid of honor or your mom answer, tell the guest that you've been taking off of planning duty, and they can handle it!